The Biden administration on Friday announced that it was ending a federal ban on funding research that uses tissue from aborted children,
An announcement from the National Institutes of Health said that the Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board created by the Trump administration to review funding proposals that wanted to use tissue from aborted babies would no longer be convened.
The board had reviewed 14 proposals and rejected 13 of them.
Some researchers hailed the news.
“That’s fantastic,” said Dr. Mike McCune of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and professor emeritus at the University of California at San Francisco, according to The New York Times.
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He said that the rules banning the use of tissue from aborted children had impeded the careers of researchers.
“People with decades of experience had to find other jobs,” he said. “All of